PIANO CALENDAR

January 2nd - Lesson resume

Students, please take a moment to read the following details:

  • Collect your current music books, theory books, flash cards, etc, so we can start them again.
  • Make sure your music binder is ready for use and in good condition.
  • Go to the Student Area and print several copies of the practice form, RIGHT hole punch the forums, and place them in your binder.
  • Make sure your nails are at an appropriate length to be able to play!

Let me know if you have any questions!)


February 24th - Sonatina Recital

Please speak with your teacher before registering! 

WHERE: Westwood Baptist Churst
WHEN: - your performance time will be given to you by the teacher
ATTIRE: “Sunday Best"

Registration Fee: $5.00 - to be paid to your teacher

The Sonatina Recital is put on by our local teacher association. It's is a wonderful opportunity for students to bring a Sonatina they have learned and perform it before a supportive audience. Since this recital is just before our MAP day, you will get the chance to perform one of the pieces you will play for MAP. The Sonatina Recital is a great opportunity to practice your performance mindset!

RECITAL ETIQUETTE:

Out of courtesy to the pianists sharing their pieces and our audience listening, please take note of the following. Good etiquette involves no talking, (the pianist can most likely hear it, as can our audience), no walking around while the pianist is playing (please enter/exit between pieces), etc. Taking photos during the recital is encouraged, although, please make sure the camera produces no sound. If you must use a flash for your camera, please take the photo before your child starts to play. Videos are encouraged as well! Thank you for taking note of these formalities and encouraging our pianists! 


March 12th - Music Artistry Program - MAP

Please speak with your teacher before registering! 

Registration Fee: TBD - to be paid to your teacher

  • January 2nd - Registration Deadline

WHERE: TBD
WHEN: - your performance time will be given to you by the teacher
ATTIRE: “Sunday Best"

Info from our local teacher association - "For this event, students prepare music from different music eras and present them to a college level adjudicator for both written remarks and optional interactive time working with the adjudicator immediately following their performance. It is helpful for both the student and their teacher because this opportunity provides objective feedback, encouragement and helps the student to have set and accomplished musical goals."

RECITAL ETIQUETTE:

Out of courtesy to the pianists sharing their pieces and our audience listening, please take note of the following. Good etiquette involves no talking, (the pianist can most likely hear it, as can our audience), no walking around while the pianist is playing (please enter/exit between pieces), etc. Taking photos during the recital is encouraged, although, please make sure the camera produces no sound. If you must use a flash for your camera, please take the photo before your child starts to play. Videos are encouraged as well! Thank you for taking note of these formalities and encouraging our pianists! 


March 17th - Alliance of Christian Musicians

Please speak with your teacher before registering! 

Registration Fee: TBD - to be paid to your teacher

  • January 20th - ACM Registration Deadline

WHERE: Faith Presbyterian Church - Tacoma
WHEN: - your performance time will be given to you by the teacher
ATTIRE: “Sunday Best"

A little bio from the ACM website - "The Alliance of Christian Musicians (ACM) sponsors an annual recital competition for young Christian musicians learning piano, organ, and strings, woodwind, and brass. This event is a formal recital where each participant plays a memorized solo and is judged by a professional musician or panel of adjudicators. There are two separate competitions, each with their own prizes: (A) keyboard and organ, and (B) strings, woodwind and brass. Winners of the competitions are awarded scholarships for continuing their musical education, which will be presented as cash to the students’ music teachers."

RECITAL ETIQUETTE:

Out of courtesy to the pianists sharing their pieces and our audience listening, please take note of the following. Good etiquette involves no talking, (the pianist can most likely hear it, as can our audience), no walking around while the pianist is playing (please enter/exit between pieces), etc. Taking photos during the recital is encouraged, although, please make sure the camera produces no sound. If you must use a flash for your camera, please take the photo before your child starts to play. Videos are encouraged as well! Thank you for taking note of these formalities and encouraging our pianists! 

April 2nd - 6th - Spring Break - NO LESSONS - (Pierce County School)


June 17th - Spring Recital

WHERE: Teacher's Church
WHEN: - 6.00 p.m.
ATTIRE: “Sunday Best

RECITAL ETIQUETTE:

Out of courtesy to the pianists sharing their pieces and our audience listening, please take note of the following. Good etiquette involves no talking, (the pianist can most likely hear it, as can our audience), no walking around while the pianist is playing (please enter/exit between pieces), etc. Taking photos during the recital is encouraged, although, please make sure the camera produces no sound. If you must use a flash for your camera, please take the photo before your child starts to play. Videos are encouraged as well! Thank you for taking note of these formalities and encouraging our pianists! 


June 28th - SUMMER BREAK

No lessons are given during the months of July- August. Have a great summer and I'll see you in September!!